On October 4, 2016 at the International Motorcycle Show (Intermot) Cologne, Suzuki Motor Corporation unveiled the all-new GSX-S750.
Following in the footsteps of the much acclaimed GSX-S1000 which was released last year, the all-new GSX-S750 inherits the aggressive styling and performance qualities the GSX-S brand is renowned for.
The only model in its class truly powered by a supersport powerplant, the 749cm3, DOHC, liquid-cooled, inline four stroke engine is a street tuned version of the legendary K5 GSX-R750 engine. Maximum output has been increased from the GSR750’s 78kW (106ps) to 84kW (114ps) thanks to newly added crankcase ventilation holes which reduces pumping losses. The final gear ratio has been shortened for improved acceleration, however the top-speed from the 6-speed transmission remains unchanged.
The all-new GSX-S750 features Suzuki’s advanced traction control system, this track-bred technology provides greater confidence and reduces fatigue by delivering control over engine output that helps prevent rear wheel spin. The system operates so smoothly and naturally that it does not interfere with handling, even when the rider wishes to engage in aggressive sports riding. The rider can freely select one of three modes using the convenient handlebar switch. Mode one is for sports riding with minimal intervention; mode two offers the ideal balance for typical road conditions; and mode three delivers maximum traction control when riding in poorer conditions.
A new air box design that draws air in from three optimised inlets, resulting in a satisfying induction howl when accelerating.
The updated exhaust system’s streamlined design eliminates the need for Suzuki’s Exhaust Control Valve, improving looks with greater performance and reduced weight.
The unique chassis incorporates the best qualities of a compact tubular girder street bike frame and a twin-spar sportsbike frame, and is built using a combination of D-section and round-section steel tubes for an especially smooth ride. Wheelbase is 1,455 mm with 25°20' of rake and 104mm of trail, again contributing to a comfortable ride. The black frame is slim and narrow in the mid-section, making it more comfortable for the rider to put a foot down when stopping.
Gold anodised 41mm KYB inverted front forks provide a sporty ride that is also smooth and comfortable. Spring preload is adjustable to match the riding conditions and rider preferences.
A newly designed tapered swingarm is vastly improved in both performance and looks over the previous box-section unit and features a clean and stylish chain adjuster system. The KYB rear shock features 7-way adjustable spring preload.
The brake package has been upgraded with Nissin 2-piece, 4-pot opposed piston radial front brake calipers mated with new 310mm floating petal discs for vastly improved braking performance.
The Australian model will come standard with a compact and lightweight Nissin Antilock Brake System (ABS) unit. The ABS enhances brake performance by helping prevent, to a certain extent, wheel locking due to changes in road conditions or excessive braking, by matching stopping power to available traction.
Newly designed 10-spoke cast aluminium wheels, manufactured by TPR enhance the GSX-S750’s sporty appearance and are matched with specially developed Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S21 radial tyres providing superior grip and stability on the road.
Suzuki’s styling designers intended to build a younger but equally wild brother of the GSX-S1000. The wild, fierce and forward leaning style expresses the GSX-S750’s aggressive character. Day-time running lights (DRL) symbolise the fangs of a wild beast. Dynamic lines run across the fuel tank to the shroud, and from the new belly pan to the tail section. These lines create a dynamic form that resembles a hunting beast crouching as it stalks its prey.
A lightweight, brightness-adjustable full LCD instrument cluster is compact and only weighs 275g. Readouts include the speedometer, tachometer, traction control mode status, gear position, odometer, dual tripmeters, coolant temperatures, riding range, fuel consumption, and a clock. Owners can personalise the tachometer readout from a choice of five display patterns.
Matte black tapered handlebars and black levers adorn the rider’s cockpit and compliment the aggressive styling design of the motorcycle.
By adopting the new Low RPM assist system, the chances of an unexpected engine stall have been minimised. This system will automatically raise the idle speed when engaging the clutch or when riding at low rpms, assisting frequent clutch work in congested traffic and preventing sudden and unexpected engine stalling when operating in the low rpm range.
The Suzuki Easy Start System enables engine starting at one push of the button. A computerised ECM checks the status and engages the starter motor immediately after activating the switch, making the engine starting process even easier for the rider.
From the bold, upswept lines of its crouched stance to the aggressive styling of its new headlight, fuel tank and body trim designs, every aspect of the GSX-S750 speaks of the raw power, predictable performance and functional beauty inherit to a true apex predator.
The MY17 GSX-S750 is expected to arrive in Australia during the second quarter of 2017 with final specifications, colours and pricing being confirmed closer to launch.